Hyman H. Goodman, 60, a tax accoutnant and musical comedy singer, died Sept. 29 at Greater Southeast Community Hospital after a heart attack.
He had worked at the Department of Housing and Urban development and its predecessor, the Federal Housing Authority, since 1962.
Born in New York City, Mr. Goodman came to this area in 1940, and worked briefly at the naval Torpedo Factory in Alexandria. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces. He returned here after the war to work at the Washington Navy yard.
He also managed a family luncheonette and grocery store in Washington and Coral Hills before joining the Defense Department, where he worked until 1962.
Mr. Goodman became interested in the theater while a youth in New york City. He performed there with a friend, the Academy Award winning actor and comedian, Red Buttons.
A baritone, Mr. Goodman considered one of his best roles that of Big Jule in the muscial "Guys and Dolls." His other performances, mainly at dinner theatres in this area, included the musicals "Pajama Game," "West Side Story," "Jamaica" and "Gypsy."
Mr. Goodman also had performed at the Sylvan Theatre and Constitution Hall. He was a member of the concert chorus at the American Light Opera when it appeared before President Johnson at the White House.
He was a member of Naval Lodge No. 4 of the Masons and Temple chapter No. 12 of the Eastern Star.
He is survived by his wife, Neome, and two sons, Mark R. and Robert S., all of the home in Oxon Hill; a daughter, Barbara Yacouby, of Largo; two brothers, David, of Rye, N.Y., and Ronald, of North Miami Beach, Fla., and one grandchild.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy may be in the form of contributions to the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind.